Dolphins’ Rooting Files for NFL Playoff Implications of Week 10
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The Miami Dolphins salvage a pleasant reprieve to win themselves after a disappointing 21-14 loss to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Frankfurt, Germany closing week.
The bye week comes at a exact time because the Dolphins salvage to salvage greater from any jet stride right by contrivance of Week 10 and have a pleasant slate to rep some momentum when they return in Week 11. It used to be discouraging to gape the Dolphins lose to a team with a a hit file for the third time in as many tries, but there are aloof lots of causes for fans to be optimistic.
For one, they are aloof in the lead in the AFC East. That used to be positively no longer anticipated when they lost wide to the Buffalo Payments in Week 4.
For yet every other, the bye week provides fans a stress-free weekend to loathe on whoever needs to lose to toughen their playoff image.
Let’s protect a seek for at three video games that the Dolphins must have rooting pastime on this week.
Texans over Bengals
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The Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans are both coming off wide wins exact now. Entirely a kind of groups must actually be scaring AFC contenders, although.
The Texans exhilarating 39-27 bewitch over the Buccaneers used to be a wide bewitch for their franchise and a definite signal that the rebuild is headed in the exact route. It used to be no longer a declaration that Houston is de facto ready to be a playoff probability.
That’s exactly what the Bengals 24-18 bewitch over the Buffalo Payments used to be closing weekend, although. The Bengals got off to a 1-3 inaugurate and looked removed from being a Spruce Bowl contender. That used to be exact info for everyone in the AFC.
Now that Joe Burrow is firing on all cylinders and the Bengals have won four video games in a row, they are downright provoking.
The Texans snapping their bewitch jog would be yet every other self assurance increase for DeMeco Ryans squad, but attain playoff time the Dolphins would unparalleled otherwise be seeing an inexperienced Texans squad than a Bengals team that has on the least made it to the AFC Championship game two years in a row.
The Dolphins can must be rooting for C.J. Stroud to level to out in his return to Ohio.
Browns over Ravens
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The exact info from the Dolphins standpoint is that although the Bengals beat the Texans, they have a long, sophisticated avenue to overtake them in the AFC standings.
The identical is de facto exact for any of the AFC North groups. During the first half of of the season the AFC North is the league’s most competitive division. If the playoffs started as of late, all four groups would perform the postseason field.
As such, it helps the Dolphins in the event that they all cannibalize one yet every other.
The Ravens are tied with the Chiefs at 7-2 and have made a case as doubtlessly the most efficient team in soccer this season. However, they’ve struggled over the second half of of the closing two seasons. That’s basically been due to Lamar Jackson injuries, but there’s aloof reason to hope they tumble off a small bit bit.
That can inaugurate with a division game against the Browns. Cleveland lost 28-3 in the first meeting of the season but they’ve won three of their closing four video games since then. They also appropriate got Deshaun Watson abet from a shoulder harm in a 27-0 blowout of the Arizona Cardinals.
A Browns bewitch would muddy up the image in the AFC North even extra and give the Dolphins a probability to shut their one-game deficit with them.
Broncos over Payments
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One week after gazing the Buffalo Payments lose on the national stage, the Dolphins faithful will be gazing Monday night hoping that it’s deja vu all yet again.
The Payments shut out the week with a Monday Evening Soccer matchup against the Denver Broncos. If the Payments lose it may possibly possibly wind up being the proverbial straw on the camel’s abet that breaks their possibilities of a hit the AFC East.
By the Original York Events’ projections, a Broncos bewitch over the Payments would perform bigger the Dolphins possibilities of a hit the division by 12 percent. If the Broncos bewitch, the Dolphins have an 80 percent probability to bewitch the division and thus loyal a home playoff game. If the Payments bewitch, these possibilities swagger the total manner down to 68 percent.
It be no longer a ridiculous thought that the Broncos may possibly possibly possibly pull off the bewitch both. With abet-to-abet wins in conjunction with a 24-9 bewitch over the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, the Broncos have some trigger of self assurance exact now. Throw in the truth that they had the bye week to rest and gameplan for this one and the aspects are there for an upset.
The Payments salvage two video games where they’ll must be the favorites against the Broncos and Jets sooner than two avenue journeys to the Philadelphia and Kansas Metropolis.
If Buffalo loses this one it’s arduous to gape a direction abet into a hit the division.